Kurt Hauswirth

Classical Music Host/ Programmer / Producer

Kurt lives in Marquette with his wife Abbey and son Graeme, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He was born in Marquette and has been a Yooper his whole life. He loves spending time with his family, writing and producing his own music, reading, running, and listening to any music that catches his ear. Kurt graduated from NMU in December 2009 with a degree in Music Education, specializing in Choral Music. He taught music at North Star Academy in Marquette, Messmer High School in Milwaukee, and worked as anaide at Marquette Senior High School. Since 5th grade, Kurt has sung solo and in choir, played trombone in band since middle school, and was in multiple musical ensembles and theatre productions at NMU where he was also a voice student of Dr. Robert Englehart. Kurt hopes to continue collaborating with fellow musicians and sharing his love of the arts with all our Public Radio 90 listeners. In addition to hosting and producing Classical Music programs, Kurt will present local arts and culture features as well as interviews with musicians, composers and authors. He’s the one to contact to schedule an interview. You’ll also see him around our listening area recording our regional classical music performances to air on Public Radio 90. Of course, he’ll also be joining us during our fundraising campaigns looking for listeners like you that help make everything possible.

Ore Dock Brewing Company / Anthony Reynolds

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Jon Teichman, one of many involved with turning the upstairs of the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette, MI into a treasure-trove of music and discussion.  The Ore Dock Vinyl Show returns to the ODBC June 19 - 23.

Vinyl records, as well as posters, CDs, cassettes, T-shirts and more will be available for purchase.  Head to the Facebook event page for more information on the Ore Dock Vinyl Show, starting June 19 2018.


Jim Kurtti, director of the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University, spoke on the phone with Kurt Hauswirth regarding this year's Juhannus 2018, the annual mid-summer festival to celebrate Finnish heritage and the communities in Hancock, Toivola and Jacobsville.

Crystal Falls, MI -- Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company comes to the Crystal Theatre on Friday, June 15, 7:00 p.m. to present a musical & theatrical story of Native American culture.  The heartbeat of Mother Earth echoed with traditional drums, the whisper of a flute as a gentle breeze through a stand of cedar.  Century old tales told with eagle feathers, moccasins, hoop dancers and the legend of warriors and hunters.

[Click here to hear all about The Crystal Theatre's "Gem of a Season."] 


Kurt Hauswirth spoke by phone to Jim Russey, a contact regarding the Strikepoint Bell Choir's June 22nd performance at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manistique.  Strikepoint is a church-based, community/professional handbell ensemble, led by artistic director Bill Alexander.  Kurt and Jim discussed what the audience can expect at the program:

Brenda Knipp / Event Facebook Page

Michael Shirtz is no stranger to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or to the music of the Great American Songbook.  That is why he and the Michael Shirtz Quartet are putting on a concert; The Marquette Regional History Center’s Concert Fundraiser: "America, Our Way: An American Songbook Story," promises to take you through 100 years of music in 90 minutes.


Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Michael Shirtz in advance of the concert regarding how he and his bandmates will make this concert happen:



Come with us to the Imperial Cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest to see one of the top Budapest attractions: Fisherman's Bastion.